|Link to our Torch accessories page.
We only state the info supplied by the manufacturer and add anything we are able to test.
Traditional bulbs with high-light output from heated filaments in either an empty vacuum or one filled with a gas for increased output and longer life.
Increased battery life by up to 10x that of incandescent bulbs.
|0.0001 lux||Overcast night|
|0.01 lux||Quarter moon|
|0.1 lux||Full moon|
|0.1 lux||Deep twilight|
|100 lux||Very dark day|
|1000 lux||Overcast day|
|10000 lux||Full daylight|
|Designed to force forward otherwise wasted light.|
|Smooth||Used for a far reaching beam.|
|Textured||Produces a shorter but higher quality beam.|
|Bezel Twist||One of the most common as it offers good water resistances and little can go wrong. Requires two hands free to twist on/off.|
|Slide Switch||Fairly common alternative for one handed on/off. Used on many economy torches. Hard to waterproof.|
|Side Click||Found on larger Mag-Lites with a waterproof rubber seal.|
|Tailcap Click||Used on most of our torches. On/Off by thumb pressure. Good choice for tactical torches and often allows for the fitting of a pressure pad tail.|
|Lithium Coin Cells||Very small batteries found in many keychain torches and lasers.|
|Lithium CR123a||High output batteries each providing 3 volts.|
|AAA||Most effective in keychain lights and used in batches in headlamps and some pocket torches.|
|AA||The most common and widely available format in all types of torch.|
|D||Used in large and heavy torches for long run times.|
|Alkaline||The most common widely available battery type.|
|Rechargeable NiMH||Reduced running costs in place of Alkaline batteries. However lower output and run times.|
|Lithium||Used for high-drain devices. Light-weight and cope well with low temperatures. AA and CR123a format. 10 year shelf life.|
|Rechargeable Lithium Ion||Reduced running costs. RCR123a and many more.|